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Historic Attractions & Museums

History buffs are drawn to the Asheville area's rich background and architectural wonders.

Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate

America's largest home, attracts a million visitors and was just named one of the top 10 architectural wonders....

The city earned an international reputation as a premier health resort in the 1890s. By the 1920s, Asheville was a destination for the rich and famous, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.

Today's visitors find a city steeped in history. Step back in time and experience Gilded Age elegance at America's largest home, George Vanderbilt's 250-room Biltmore House. Relive the Victorian era at the circa 1840 Smith-McDowell House-Museum, Asheville's oldest home. Explore the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, the acclaimed author's boyhood home and the inspiration for his novel "Look Homeward, Angel."

Much of the architecture in downtown was constructed by the same craftspeople who built Biltmore House. Asheville boasts more Art Deco architecture than any southeastern city other than Miami Beach.


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Asheville Art Museum

  • 2 South Pack Square
  • Asheville, NC 28801
  • Phone: 828-253-3227
  • Region: Downtown

Be inspired by world-class special exhibitions and the Asheville Art Museum's outstanding collection, showcasing the very best of 20th and 21st century American art and the cultural heritage and contemporary art of Western North Carolina. The …more

Asheville Ghost Trolley

  • 36 Montford Avenue
  • Asheville, NC 28801
  • Phone: (828) 681-8585
  • Region: Downtown

You’ll be sitting on the edge of your seat as we weave through the most haunted mountains in the country. Enjoy Asheville’s most popular ghost tour - a 60-90 minute thrilling adventure created by best selling author, Joshua P. Warren. …more

Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts

  • 70 Court Plaza
  • 4th Floor
  • Asheville, NC 28801
  • Phone: 828-259-5800
  • Region: Downtown

More than 50 parks offering golf, swimming, tennis, skateboarding, roller hockey, climbing wall, nature center, playgrounds, basketball, community centers, ballfields, picnic shelters, trails and much more. …more

Asheville Pinball Museum

  • 1 Battle Square
  • Suite 1A
  • Asheville, NC 28801
  • Phone: (828) 776-5671
  • Region: Downtown

We are a pinball museum located in downtown Asheville, NC. We have over 25 pinball machines that you can play as often as you'd like for one set price! The Asheville Pinball Museum offers snacks, sodas and beer. We're open 7 days a week. …more

Asheville Tourists Baseball Club

  • 30 Buchanan Field
  • Asheville, NC 28801
  • Phone: (828) 258-0428
  • Region: Downtown

The Asheville Tourists are a single-A minor league baseball team that competes in the 16-team South Atlantic League. The Tourists are currently affiliated with the major league team, Colorado Rockies.

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